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Alltech Establishes Organic Mineral Production Plant in Viet Nam


Alltech recently opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Dong Nai, Viet Nam. This is the eighth Bioplex® production facility worldwide and has a capacity of 7,000 metric tons, annually.


In commenting on the new plant, Dr. Mark Lyons, President and CEO of Alltech, stated, “Our organic mineral program reflects a focus on sustainability in all aspects, from the health of animals, the nutrition of meat, milk and eggs produced, the economic well-being of the producer and the impact we have on our planet’s land and water.”  He added, “Our investment in enhancing our mineral production in Asia reflects our confidence in the market’s continued growth and our alignment with our customers’ commitment to better nutrition from farm to market.”


Features incorporated into the design of the plant are consistent with the Alltech principle of working together for a “planet of plenty” ™.  Environmental considerations include:-


  • The use of natural gas as a fuel to reduce carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions compared to using fuel oil.
  • Installation of high-pressure clean-in-place pumps to reduce water use.
  • Incorporation of a highly efficient dust collection system.
  • Specifying invertor electric motors to reduce consumption.
  • Application of fluid bed drying to reduce thermal consumption in comparison to spray dryers.


The facility is certified by ISO to a 22000:2018, establishing food safety management standards.  In addition, the Alltech Q+ program will be applied to offer a global quality guarantee consistent with all Alltech production facilities that regulates analyses on raw materials and product.


Viet Nam produces 18.5 million metric tons of feed with a sharp increase in swine diets attaining 7.8 million metric tons in 2021.  Production of aquatic feeds increased by 40 percent in 2021 to 6 million metric tons.  Broiler feed advanced to 2.1 million metric tons and feed for egg producing flocks increased 11 percent to 2 million metric tons.

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